Sneezing and Runny Nose – Dealing with a “Red Nose Day”


Feeling like one more sneeze could blow your nose off? I totally feel you! Add to this a runny nose, and having both, sneezing and runny nose, can be a recipe for a truly irksome day!

Sneezing and runny nose are caused by various conditions like allergies, the cold, and other upper respiratory infections. Sneezing can also be a result of irritating the nasal mucosa. In some cases, these symptoms can go away on their own. However, I’m sure you’re tired of sneezing the whole day long and wiping snot off your nose!

What can you do to stop your Sneezing and Runny Nose?

A nasal spray called oxymetazoline can help decrease excess drainage and lessen nasal irritation. You’ll find that it’s easy to use! It comes in a spray directly applied to each nostril.

Medicines with active ingredients like brompheniramine, diphenhydramine, and chlorpheniramine can help stop sneezing and itchiness. They’re especially helpful if an allergen is causing all that sneezing! They help block certain substances that cause nasal secretions and sneezing.

Some of these medicines come in tablet or capsule form for easy swallowing. If you prefer a product that acts faster, you can also opt to take a liquid medication.

For children, however, some medications like oxymetazoline aren’t appropriate. The same goes for pregnant women as well. There are alternatives though. Children can take diphenhydramine and some other similar medicines. However, it’s still best to make sure you get the right dose. This means that you have to read the label carefully. This medication is safe for pregnant women, too.

Some products for sneezing and runny nose contain more than one active ingredient. Those containing acetaminophen, for example, can be helpful if you’re dealing with other symptoms (like a sore throat or body pain) as well.